Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Covenant Wins In Overtime

LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Saturday afternoon, the Lady Scots soccer team was forced into additional time to determine the winner of the conference match-up against LaGrange College but still found a way to sneak by the Lady Panthers with a 2-1 victory.  Senior Margaret Cross scored the game-winner in the 94th minute of play to propel Covenant to its fifth straight win and a 6-6-1 overall record.  LaGrange drops to 3-9-1.

Covenant now sits tied with Piedmont College- whose only loss came at the hands of the Lady Scots- for second place in the conference standings at 4-1.

Covenant started the game ready to play as Katelyn Newsome was able to assist Kara Lee to score the first goal in only the second minute of the game.  The shot was one of only three taken by the Lady Scots in that half, but with a stout defense that denied LaGrange any first half shots, all seemed to be in control for Covenant.

That changed after the break as LaGrange made some improvements to its attack and started to see progress toward a goal on its end of the pitch.  In the 59th minute, Mendi Kallam provided the equalizer on a free kick to knot the score at 1-1.

Covenant took nine second-half shots but never managed to get one by Panther keeper Chelsea Totaro.  Totaro finished with four saves.

In overtime, the Lady Scots remembered what they had done to start the game and Cross scored within the first four minutes.

Covenant plays again over fall break on Tuesday against Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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